SC4 student Cody Kimball has used SC4 for an education since the eighth grade.
And today, he’s using his experience to help new and prospective students.
Kimball, 19, of Port Huron has been attending SC4 since he enrolled in the Summer 101 program as an eighth-grader. From there, he dual-enrolled while attending Port Huron Northern High School. And by the time he graduated from high school, Kimball had 27 credits at SC4.
He has been at SC4 full time for two years and is majoring in broadcast and journalism.
"It was a pretty easy decision to come here," he said. "I’ve been part of it for so long."
He chose his majors because he’s long been interested in news and information. He has stuck to advice from his father: Find something that will always be there and that you always enjoy doing.
Kimball said people always will need to get news and information, but how they do that in the future is still uncertain. "Somebody needs to supply it."
Cody Kimball is majoring in broadcast and journalism.
He’s been editing videos since the eighth grade and sees video and the Internet as the future of news delivery.
At SC4, Kimball has taken an active leadership role while focusing on his media aspirations.
This is Kimball's second year as a student ambassador. As an ambassador, Kimball represents the student body at special campus events and activities. Ambassadors also assist with campus tours and help in the One-stop Student Services Center.
"The opportunity to take prospective students and show them what I see, that was important to me," he said.
Educating prospective students about campus has helped him to learn more about SC4, too.
Kimball has spent two years contributing to SC4's student media. At WSGR, Kimball hosts "Tropical Tuesdays," featuring reggae and ska music.
At the Erie Square Gazette, he has worked to give the newspaper a solid online presence. The paper's website features stories, video and photos. Kimball said the site only will grow.
"The website will be just as prominent as the newspaper itself," he said.
Kimball co-founded SC4's Zombie Defense Council in 2009 as a fun outlet for students. The club promotes activities such as games and outdoor activities. Student clubs such as Zombie Defense Council are an important way for students to get more active on campus, he said.
"(Members) have brand new friends they didn't have before joining the club."
Staying active also prevents students from burnout, he said. "You have to give you time for yourself."
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